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Narrowboating on the Trent and Mersey canal

Derbyshire to Staffordshire


Di (in particular) had been looking forward to this trip for months as she not-so patiently awaited the arrival of Bron and Brian (friends from NZ). Having spent just under a week in a mansion in Hampstead Heath, Bron and Brian got a rude awakening when Di picked them up in Percy (our ‘new’ car) and brought them to Tooting to stay with us. A BBQ/Singstar party later and we were heading up to Derbyshire to try our luck narrowboating on the Trent and Mersey canal.

Well, there isn’t too much to say about this to be honest. We had a lovely, relaxing time travelling along the canal at approximately 4 miles per hour, playing scrabble and cards, eating, drinking wine and stopping off at several canalside villages to look around and sample from the many pubs.

We had a great time catching up with Bron and Brian and the lack of computers and SkyTV meant that a week-long holiday really felt like a week rather than racing by as happens all too often.

Here is a host of photos to give you an idea of what narrowboating is like:

Arriving at the marina and the Trent and Mersey canal -
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Locals (including a swan that was determined to defend his patch -
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Navigating through the many locks -
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On the journey...
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